Berhampur, Dec 22 (LocalWire) The port town of Gopalpur, about 15 km from here, is gearing up to host its five-day beach festival on Dec 24, officials said on Sunday.
The festival will be inaugurated by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and expected to be attended by assembly speaker Surya Narayan Patro, some ministers and local lawmakers.
Local artists will showcase their talents. Several Bollywood and Ollywood artists and singers are set to enthral the audience.
The festival committee has made arrangements to accommodate over a lakh visitors.
The site is being put under closed-circuit television camera surveillance to keep track of the trouble makers.
District collector Vijya Amruta Kulange and festival committee chairman and Gopalpur MLA Pradeep Kumar Panigrahy reviewed the arrangements on Saturday.
“All the arrangements will be completed on Monday, district collector Vijya Amruta Kulange told LocalWire.
The Odisha Rural Development and Marketing Society (ORMAS) and the State Medicinal Plants Board will organise Pallishree Mela and Herbal exhibition respectively at the site.